10+ Sweet spots to grab a whole pie (or a slice) in Tucson

January 22, 2021
By Tucson Foodie

With National Pie Day landing on January 23, it’s the perfect time to chomp down on the cozy, celebratory comfort food that’ll put a smile on anyone’s face.

The secret to a truly good pie is making it from scratch. If you’re pressed for time, however, or merely want to try all the delicious baked options around Tucson, then you’ve come to the right place.

Sydney's Sweet Shoppe
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From bakeries and cafes to diners and restaurants, here are a myriad of options. There are memory-evoking traditional flavors and exotic combinations, too.

Feast on these delicious reasons to celebrate pie season.

Sydney’s Sweet Shoppe

8969 E. Tanque Verde Rd, Suite 209
Sydney's Sweet Shoppe
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Local baker, Sydney Adams’ inspiration and love for baking derives from her grandmother and the recipes nestled inside of a cookbook, which carries recipes dating back to the 1940s. Seeing the joy that her grandmother received from baking is something she shares, too.

“Baking is my passion, more specifically, pie,” said Adams. “Pie has always been my family’s favorite dessert and my grandma was the pie baker. My grandma has always been known for her pies, winning many contests in her home state of Illinois.”

For more information, call (520) 777-7133 or visit sydneyssweetshoppe.com

Back Dough

6260 E. Speedway Blvd. Ste. 100
Back Dough
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The pie varieties at Back Dough are endless. If you haven’t heard of them, they are the ‘purely pie’ section of Beyond Bread — same owners, and one of the same locations.

Open the door to find a beautiful glassed selection of mini pies. There are specialty pies, cream pies, fruit pies, and basically any flavor of pie you could possibly crave.

For more information, visit beyondbread.com/backdough.

Nadines Bakery

4553 E. Broadway Blvd.
Crazy Fruit Pie at Nadine's Bakery (Credit: Chelsey Wade)
Crazy Fruit Pie at Nadine’s Bakery (Credit: Chelsey Wade)

Nadines is a kosher bakery that specializes in wedding cakes and an assortment of tasty pies. Choose from classics like Apple Crumb Pie as well as the bold but light Pumpkin Chiffon Pie.

When your sweet tooth kicks in, give them a visit.

For more information or to place an order call (520) 326-0735 or keep up with Nadines Bakery on Facebook.

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Village Bakehouse

7882 N. Oracle Rd.

We are preparing for your Thanksgiving, please place your orders by Sunday November 22nd. Due to Covid restrictions we…

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Old-fashioned pies are baked here from scratch daily. You’ll see the large pies greeting you on the counter when you walk in. Flavors include Banana Cream, Pumpkin Praline Cheese, and Chocolate Cream. The crusts are perfectly flaky and buttery.

For more information, visit villagebakehouse.com/pies.

Bread & Butter Cafe

4231 E. 22nd St. • 9431 E. 22nd St.

Come in and have a bite of one of our signature pies, Prickly Pear Meringue! We pick and juice all the fruits ourselves….

Posted by Bread and Butter Cafe on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Bread & Butter Cafe serves around 15 flavors of pie slices each day but they do take orders for scratch-made whole pies in advance.

Give them a call 24-hours in advance to reserve your pie. Choose from a long list, which includes locally-inspired Prickly Pear Meringue and customer-favorite Cookie Dough.

For more information, visit breadandbuttercafetucson.com.

La Baguette Bakery

1797 E. Prince Rd.

If you haven’t placed your orders yet, don’t fret, we have lots of beautiful fresh baked goods on the shelf. We’re open…

Posted by La Baguette Bakery on Tuesday, November 24, 2020

La Baguette Bakery opened in Tucson in 1987 and has continued to dole out pies ever since. Find standard pie flavors like Apple, Peach, Blueberry, Cherry, Strawberry, Pecan, and Pumpkin to meet your holiday needs.

Keep up with La Baguette Bakery on Facebook.

Kneaders Bakery & Cafe

135 S. Wilmot Rd. • 9660 N. Oracle Rd.
Pie options at Kneaders Bakery and Cafe
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Kneaders is an affordable bakery with high-quality desserts. Try the Triple Chocolate Cream Pie, Nana’s Pumpkin, Coconut Cream, Raspberry Cream Cheese, Pecan, or Key Lime Pie.

Pre-order any flavor that fits your fancy online.

For more information, visit kneaders.com.

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Welcome Diner

902 E. Broadway Blvd.

We’ve got mini pies! Chocolate pecan, lemon chess or hibiscus cherry filling in crispy cornmeal crusts. Treat yourself…

Posted by Welcome Diner Tucson on Friday, October 23, 2020

The pies and desserts are baked in-house at this farm-to-table diner. Apple, Pecan, and Cherry are the options available this year and will leave you wanting more.

To get yours, call (520) 622-5100.

For more information, visit welcomediner.net.

Gus Balons Restaurant

6027 E. 22nd St.

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Whether you want a Butterscotch Pie or a Raspberry Pie, they’re homemade daily at this neighborhood diner. Other fruit flavors include Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Rhubarb, Peach, and Apple-cranberry.

Their cream pies are well balanced — sweet with a delicious crust that melts in your mouth.

Keep up with Gus Balons Restaurant on Facebook

Cafe Maggie on Fourth

745 N. Fourth Ave.

Good Morning Tucson!

Gluten-free & Vegan cobbler with mixed fruit for the wonderful weather!

520-829-7280 •…

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Formerly known as Epic Cafe, you’ll find an eye-catching atmosphere filled with artwork and coffee mugs. Give their gluten-free and vegan cobbler a taste sooner rather than later.

For more information, visit epiccafe.com.

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Robert’s Restaurant

3301 E. Grant Rd.

Fresh Strawberry Pie is on the dessert menu, just in time for Mother’s Day. Order yours soon!!!

Posted by Robert’s Restaurant on Thursday, May 7, 2020

If you’ve never tried Rhubarb Pie, this is a place to do it. They’ve also got fruit pies such as Peach, Strawberry, and Blueberry. Cream flavors include Coconut and Lemon.

This is also the place where you can try a pie with breakfast — no judgment.

For more information, visit robertstucson.com.

Nosh Tucson

680 E. Rudasill Rd.

Mmmmm… nothing like warm apple pie with a oat crumble crust for #NationalApplePieDay

Order one today for pick up:

Posted by Nosh Tucson – Catering & Bakery on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Nosh Tucson is one of the newest bakeries in Tucson and all of their pies are made to order, so you’ll want to plan out which one you want to devour first. Also, you’ll want to allow at least a five-hour turnaround time for your order.

For more information, visit bakery.noshtucson.com.

What’s your favorite place to grab a slice of pie in Tucson? Let us know in the comments.

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